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Glenfarclas 25 Year Old

(70cl, 43.0%)
Glenfarclas 25 Year Old

Awards for Glenfarclas 25

Silver Outstanding
Silver Outstanding

Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2014

International Wine & Spirit Competition

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Glenfarclas 25 Bottling Note

If you like sherried whisky, you will love this super 25 year old from Glenfarclas. It oozes noble blood and devastating class.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Touch of menthol. Sherry again, less pronounced, but the complexity is greater.

Palate: Very simple, incredibly clean central palate, but amazingly tangy. Really zingy top notes.

Finish: Very, very long and complex finish, Oak-rich, cocoa, buttery...

Overall: Very good, very complex, nicely tangy.

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    User Reviews of the Glenfarclas 25 Year Old

    Very good, mature whisky

    Having tried several of the Glenfarclas lineup (not including family casks), I think I can say that this one fits right in and acts its age. It is unmistakably Glenfarclas. The nose is typical of the distillery, though sweeter and perhaps softer. It is dangerously drinkable. I could see where some might complain of it being too subtle... but I don't think that is the case. It shouldn't be compared to the likes of Aberlour and Glendronach.

    25th March 2015

    That sherry nose

    The palate is not my personal favorite, but the nose is just mindblowing, so much complex sherry. Watch out though, the nose could be addicting if you like sherry.

    20th March 2015


    My father is 80 in a week's time and loves Glenfarclas 15 year old, so I thought I'd splash out on something a bit special. So I come here to check out the reviews on the Glenfarclas 25, but find two that appear to be advertising Glengoyne, both citing the Glengoyne 21 and 25. However the Glengoyne 25 is £234, so why on earth cite it when reviewing a whisky that costs £116? And `Steve' if there really are whiskies in Sainsburys costing just £20, but the equal of this one, please do tell me which ones they are as I can save a lot of money. Maybe the Glenfarclas was just too subtle for your tastebuds?

    30th January 2015

    Too Light, Too Expensive

    I have to agree with the review below. This whisky is in no way complex or rich in flavour when you compare it to the Glengoyne 21 and the Glengoyne 25. The Glengoyne 21 is thick, rich and full of flavour, the Glenfarclas 25 and the 21 are both terribly overpriced and with little flavour.

    12th December 2014


    I bought this on the strength of the reviews here but am very disappointed. I enjoy the Glengoyne 21 and 25 and several Glendronach sherried malts, the rich fruity taste and long spice finishes. The Glenfarclas 25 is none of those, it's a very subtle whisky, there is no strong taste, very little taste at all in fact and even the nose is plain and dry. This tastes like a cheap 10 year old whisky, not unpleasant and certainly drinkable but a Macallan 10, many of the The Balvenies and even Arberlour 12 all have a deeper, richer flavour with more complexity and a stronger finish than this and all cost half the price of this.

    I can't see the appeal, if you want a light, easy drink then spend £20 in Sainsbury's, not over £107 on this. Waste of money when you consider that a Glengoyne 21 is the same price, chalk and cheese !

    3rd November 2014

    A solid member of the Glenfarclas range

    This one is a very good, refined whisky, one that develops curious raw cocoa & sacher notes that I couldn't find in any other glass in a lineup of their current 15-40 year olds. It's nuttier than the rest of the bunch and the one that stands out as a bit of a surprise when you nose the different age bottlings in succession. Good stuff.

    20th August 2014

    Just about perfect

    I have now sampled all the glenfarclas standard range. Have to say like them all, this is perhaps the best one it's complex but accessible. The 40 is great very complex but not sure it's what I want in a speysider 30 I did not really see much difference to this not sure worth the extra outlay 21 again a bit to similar to the 15 and 17.

    Think this and the 12 the prefect couple for any collection as best all round examples of this distillery. But that said would not exclude any of the others...

    1st March 2014


    Smooth and balanced, the sherried notes are strong but not over powering. The nose has tones of fruit, and the taste is like buttery toast. As stated by the guys at MOM, it's the finish where this malt excels, as it's long and full. Excellent!

    9th December 2013

    One of the best

    Opened this on my daughters first birthday. One of the best whiskeys I have ever drunk. This is a sherried finish heavyweight!

    15th September 2013

    Quelle découverte, un must have

    Simplement merveilleux

    10th November 2012

    One of the best sherried finishes you can find

    Really nice and fresh, but complex enough. Nice dried fruit, cinnamon and cocoa notes along with sherry and bit of oak. Some almonds notes in aftertaste. This is one of my all time favorites.If you want serious sherry monster look no further Glenfarclas and Glendronach. Sorry, not Macallan. Povilas

    18th May 2012

    O yes I better rate it


    21st April 2012

    Paul Ellis

    No menthol, just ripe apples and fruits, great taste. Lovely oaky sweetness which you can chew for ages

    21st April 2012


    above review was meant for the 30 year old... hehe. that'll teach me to drink all 5 drams in a tasting set so quickly

    14th December 2011


    this is a stunner. only tries a sample so far but this bottle is on my future purchase list..

    14th December 2011

    Splendid !!

    We tried this together with older Glenfarclas but I think this beauty was the best

    19th April 2011

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